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Why don't you just use a problem from one of the threads posted?
 

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dunno if this is what youre looking for, but my dad has told me a story about a drunk neighbor that locked the cylinder down once years ago. he said it happened just before lunch and the old guy pitched a match in the feeder house, came back after lunch, it was unplugged and off he went again
 

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Hey I heard a story like that just the other day! It must work if you do it right.
 

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Hmm some things do go better with Coke. Not just vodka.
Very creative Rubberduck.

Don
 

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looks like a bearing fit issue. He used the can to make a shim, to take up clearance between the shaft and bearing. That is your typical barn engineering there. It may not be right but, it does get them out of a jam.

Farmers are the best engineers around. I guess being poor "financially" forces the mind to work.
 

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not exactly unknown and rarely admitted to, but the first time someones sees the ether trick with a tire it is pretty impressive.
 

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Its a pretty common problem on the 9760's that after you overload your tailings elevator a few times, you will break the lock collar on one of the two bearings that holds the slip-clutch for the tailings elevator. When that happens the axel will start spinning freely inside the bearing and will end up wearing a groove in the axel where the bearing would normally fit. if you look closely at first picture you will see the axel is worn where i wrapped the coke can around.

The coke can shims the axel up and will let the bearing fit onto its original position. The amazing thing is that it will only take me an hour to rip that axel off, cut a coke can up, shim the axel, put the thing back and get the combine rolling. If you had to fill the groove with braise, or use liquid epoxy metal it would take you at least 8 hours.

And ive gone at least 800 hours on that cokecan, and it was fine when we sold the header.

all you need is spanners and a 10 cent coke can.
 

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Yeah, I've seen that trick before... Very nice!

Guess it must be a typical Danish trick...


- Peter
 
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